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After breakfast, we head out to a city tour, starting at Khast-Imam Square, a landscaped complex of historical sites. Visit the Barak-Khan Madrasah, displaying the famous Koran of Caliph Osman and the Kafal-al-Shashi Mazar Mausoleum, which houses the tomb of 10th-century Hazrati Imom, one of the greatest scholars of the Islamic world. Next stop is the Kukeldash Madrasah. Built by the Shaybanid Dynasty of rulers, it has a long and interesting history. In the 18th century it was converted into a caravanserai, then a fortress, then a museum, before finally becoming a madrasah again.

After lunch, we will take a stroll through Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, after visit a white marbled Minor Mosque. Finish the tour with a short stroll on to the iconic Chorsu Bazaar. Sitting under a giant blue-coloured dome, this traditional market represents the real heart of Uzbekistan. You can buy almost anything here, from traditional textiles and handicrafts to exotic spices and even horse meat. Overnight at the hotel.

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